How to Get Sponsorship from Local Businesses 

The Sponsorship Collective

You’re striving to increase your audience with a sponsored event, and you figure you’d look locally for a sponsor. Here’s how to get sponsorship from local businesses: Know your goals Find businesses in your area […]. Your company has always been entrenched in the community.

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

Want to skip Starbucks in favor of something more local? These local hotspots offer unique flavors and experiences you won't find anywhere else. We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy

EveryAction

Across the country, state and local governments make meaningful policy decisions that affect nearly every issue - from preventing gun violence, to protecting the environment, or safeguarding LGBTQ rights. That’s why we expanded EveryAction’s industry-leading advocacy tools to include Local Advocacy. Here's a glimpse at how it works: Setting up a Local Advocacy form is simple and quick. Change doesn’t just happen in Washington, DC.

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Multi Language & Localization to the Next Level

VisionLink

So it is only right that we provide sophisticated language and localization tools to support all the people in a community. Approximately 14% to 15% of adults in the U.S. and Canada speak something other than English or French at home.

Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local. The site offers forums, a directory of 320 local nonprofits and a blog directory of 180 active local bloggers! You can also connect with Oakland Local on twitter and facebook. Getting Local.

Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait. Check out the local art that is featured regularly. Want to eat like a DC local?

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Restoring Earth for 2021: Locally & Globally

Charity Navigator

Earth and our efforts to conserve it are far too important to be observed on just one day. We consider all of April, Earth Month, a time to renew our focus on preserving, caring for, and honoring our planet. Earth Day’s importance has become more critical beyond one day.

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Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

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Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Netroots Nation 2018 Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

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Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix

EveryAction

That's why, with help from the awesome folks at Local First Arizona , I've put together an eating, drinking, shopping, and local attractions guide to supporting local and progressive businesses in Phoenix! In case you haven't heard, the progressive community is gathering next week in Phoenix for one of the most anticipated events of the year: the tenth annual Netroots Nation conference !

Twestival is Back and Local

Amy Sample Ward

The Twestival is back this September, this time focusing on local groups instead of a global campaign! Now is the time to help choose the local organizations that will benefit from the twitter-powered organizing and convening. Check out Twestival Local. Vote for your local organization: Some cities have already chosen the organization and others need local people to vote, so use the map on the Twestival site to find your city’s Twestival page to learn more!

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New on SSIR: Global Tools for Going Local

Amy Sample Ward

—– I truly believe that in all communications, information sharing, marketing and even community building there is a natural balancing between more-and-more-global and more-and-more-local. Social media may connect people around the world but it can also connect them locally. Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

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How two local hospices doubled their peer-to-peer event goal using CharityVillage Crowdfunding

Charity Village

The post How two local hospices doubled their peer-to-peer event goal using CharityVillage Crowdfunding appeared first on CharityVillage. In 2020, Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice were forced to quickly transition their annual Hike for Hospice fundraising event to a virtual format.

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How to Use Local Business Partnerships to Grow Your Donor Base Affordably

Network for Good

How to Use Local Business Partnerships to Grow Your Donor Base. There are several ways you can tap individual gifts, but one of the most effective ways is using local business partnerships. A strong partnership with a local business has three essential characteristics. .

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What Local SEO Services Include?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Something that is important for local businesses is the optimization of location inconsistencies. This can affect your credibility so ask them to check localized targeting. It takes time and practice to be able to rank on the first page of Google. Search engines are looking at more details than before meaning that you need to invest more time and effort besides making great content. That’s why you can find an SEO company online and let them do the job for you.

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What Local SEO Services Include?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Something that is important for local businesses is the optimization of location inconsistencies. This can affect your credibility so ask them to check localized targeting. It takes time and practice to be able to rank on the first page of Google. Search engines are looking at more details than before meaning that you need to invest more time and effort besides making great content. That’s why you can find an SEO company online and let them do the job for you.

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Gov 2.0, Shirky & Local Communities

Amy Sample Ward

David Wilcox and I are getting ready for iterations on Social by Social - the first two being applications of the lessons learned and strategies for using social media shared in Social by Social ( read online or download the PDF for free, or buy your hardcopy ) in local communities and the same for local government.

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

June #4Change Chat: Local Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve had experience organizing communities offline in local communities, and organizing community online – but the kind of organizing that inspires me the most is combining online and offline. Lots of organizations, campaigns, and even individuals are now using social media tools to organize online and offline – bringing local communities together in new and powerful ways. What’s the point in using “global&# tools (social media) for local organizing?

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Benetech Statistician Megan Price talks to local ASA chapter

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Megan Price I recently had the opportunity to present several of HRP’s projects to the local San Francisco chapter of the American Statistical Association (SFASA). In general the local chapter members were very excited about, and more than a little envious of, our work and the potential it has to impact human rights research.

Local, Sustainable, Daverill.

GroundWire

This is Dave when he started at ONE/Northwest (now Groundwire) way back in February 2002. This is Dave now. Do you see what a decade at Groundwire has done to him? Oh sure, the job has changed dramatically; from managing a small group of hardware experts to managing our worldwide empire of consultants, from Seattle to Portland to Goshen, Indiana. (We

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How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The post How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not. Here’s how to reach out to socially minded for-profits in your area and form successful partnerships with them.

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My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

Check out the interview below to learn more about how My Colorado Project is empowering local change! One of my favorite moments was when Robert Egger, the founder of DC Central Kitchen and V3, came to visit us a while back and his advice to me was to “keep it local and make sure it translates offline.” I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools.

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

These open challenges help activists, nonprofits, journalists, techies, and community members identify, refine, build, and launch technology tools to solve pressing local and regional problems. According to Worman, the first of the ReStart Challenges, ReStart Romania, was launched via a website and offline events held in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations. Worman said that the challenge platforms also promoted local champions who had actually solved a social problem.

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NetSquared Local: How to Get Connected Locally

Tech Soup Blog

As Amy explains in her post, local NetSquared chapters have been quickly springing up all over the world: there might even be one in your city. Offline, we take things local! NetSquared Local groups are monthly events that take place in a growing number of cities around the world (right now there are nearly 70!). These events serve as a great opportunity to convene local communities to share ideas, learn from each other, and even collaborate on projects for real world impact.

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All Politics is Local

Connection Cafe

“ All politics is local.” What problems could you solve with more support from a local, state or federal government? This quote is often attributed to the late Thomas P. Tip” O’Neill, Jr., Speaker of the U. House of Representatives from 1977 until his retirement in 1987. As individuals, we are engaged in this country’s political process—we vote, we sign petitions, we might even register others to vote.

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Blue Hair Technology Group is featured on TechSoup’s new Local Impact Map. Get Your Story Up On the Local Impact Map. If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. The TechSoup Global Local Impact Map is an interactive online map that lets visitors "travel" to places where technology is being harnessed for positive change. Visit the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map and traverse the globe by clicking on any of the highlighted spots.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. The TechSoup Global Local Impact Map is an interactive online map that lets visitors "travel" to places where technology is being harnessed for positive change. Visit the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map and traverse the globe by clicking on any of the highlighted spots.

Community is even better when it's face-to-face: Check out your local NTEN 501 Tech Club!

NTEN

These are informal local groups of those working in the nonprofit sector that meet on a regular basis to network and connect with colleagues, share information, and develop a local professional support network. Tech Clubs are driven by local leaders who step up to organize and plan group events with the support of NTEN. Some Tech Clubs have merged with NetSquared local groups who share similar group objectives. tech club logo. Online community is pretty amazing stuff.

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Why Local Marketing Matters for Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

But it often is the local marketing that comes from trusted, known recommendations that can garner the most benefit. So how can development directors and nonprofits combine the increased interest in online giving and the importance of a local connection? Here are three ways nonprofits can work local marketing into their fundraising strategies. Search engines look for addresses and phone numbers for local optimization. And for them, local communities are very important.

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The Difference Between Local and Public IP Address

Find the free stuff

An IP Address (Internet Protocol Address) is nothing more than your mailing address… and you have two of them, the public address is how others on the internet distinguish you from the millions of other users, and the local (or private) address is how your modem or router distinguishes one computer from any other device. The post The Difference Between Local and Public IP Address appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

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Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?" " That's why TechSoup invests in developing the best practices of our NetSquared network.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

NetSquared Local Organizers Share Social Media Wisdom

Tech Soup Blog

Net2 Houston: Crafty Social Marketing Tactics That Work is a report from a NetSquared Local group that swapped tips on social media planning. As you may have heard by now, this month is Social Media September (also known as #SocMedSep )! TechSoup Global and NetSquared. have teamed up to bring you events, content, and webinars centered on using social media to support your nonprofit or charity's mission.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Blue Hair Technology Group is featured on TechSoup’s new Local Impact Map. Get Your Story Up On the Local Impact Map. If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

Think Global, Act Local

Connection Cafe

Two recent advocacy victories this week by PETA and my former colleagues at Defenders of Wildlife are a great reminder of a little practiced truth: organizations are seeing greater (and often easier) success in leveraging online advocacy to change policy at the state and local level. I, personally, have a renewed interest in local issues after losing my power over four times in the last year. Author: Michelle Shefter.

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Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

We now have a wholly community-rooted model, working with over 2,000 local partners annually to plan, produce, and share exhibitions and events. I have some big news to share. In mid-2019, I will transition out of my role as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) to focus full-time on leading OF/BY/FOR ALL, an emerging global movement to build more inclusive community institutions.

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Using the Social Web to Make Local Impact

NetWits

As part of the LIVESTRONG Action campaign the LIVE STRONG day is focused on unifying people from all around the world through local events and activities that celebrate cancer survivorship. While their efforts are focused on encouraging local participation in the physical sense they’ve also made it possible for people to participate online through social media using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. Friday, October 2, 2009, is LIVE STRONG Day.

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NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 1

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local is growing! We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? All we need is a bit of sunlight, water and your participation for our tribe of nonprofit techies to keep expanding into new communities.

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta

EveryAction

Considering our team is obsessed with weekend trips to Hotlanta, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for Netroots 2017. We know this is a local's guide, but lets face it - any restaurant list in Atlanta would be incomplete without including this super touristy mess of a restaurant. This local chain has caught on like wildfire and now boasts nearly a dozen locations across Georgia and Alabama.

Tech Local: New 501 Tech Clubs

NTEN

NTEN's local meet up groups have been popping up all across the US over the last few months. While each group has its own local flavor, most meet monthly to discuss nonprofit technology topics, learn from peers, and connect with the local nptech community. If you're interested in starting a club in your local community, just email us. flickr: Eva the Weaver. It's been exciting to talk to new organizers and get the clubs up and running.

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